London, 26 November – The World Cement Association (WCA) today announces a further expansion to its international membership and welcomes Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute in China as an Associate Corporate member.

“We are delighted that Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute is joining our global network. It’s important for us to have members in our association which represent different countries as well as different areas of the cement industry,” said Norman Greig, General Secretary of the World Cement Association. “This allows us to share a broad spectrum of expertise among our membership.”

Hefei Cement Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd., is a leading research institute in China. The institute was founded over 60 years ago and in 1999 became part of China’s biggest cement company, China National Building Material Group Corporation (CNBM).

Today, the institute is mainly engaged in the research and development of cement production technology and equipment as well as cement plant engineering design.

“We are honoured to become an associate member of the World Cement Association. We expect to have good cooperation with other members in the WCA family. Over the last 60 years we have been trying our best to serve the needs of the cement plants at home and abroad. And in this process, we have developed strength in cement technology development, in cement equipment manufacturing and supply and in cement projects engineering, especially renovation and upgradation projects engineering. The challenges that our industry is facing today is enormous. It takes the joint efforts of the entire world cement community to tackle it. Together with all other WCA members we shall make our share of contribution,” said Mr. Zhou Yunfeng, Executive Director.

With a membership base representing more than 1.3 billion tons of annual cement production capacity the WCA’s network spans 38 countries around the world.

The WCA will hold its General Assembly and WCA World Cement Conference in association with Intercem at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 5 December. WCA members and stakeholder will come together to discuss future challenges for the industry, such as digitalisation, demand and supply and climate change. Registration is now open, for more information visit: http://www.worldcementassociation.org/ga

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London, 11 September 2018 – The World Cement Association announced today that JK Cement, one of India’s leading cement producer, has joined the organisation. With JK Cement joining as a Corporate Member, the association has further grown its global network.

“India’s infrastructure is expanding rapidly, and the cement industry is playing an important role in fulfilling the country’s demand,” said Norman Greig, Secretary General of the World Cement Association. “We are delighted to welcome a leading member of the thriving Indian cement community and look forward to working together to promote and strengthen the goals of the global cement industry.”

JK Cement Ltd is an affiliate of the industry conglomerate JK Organisation which was founded in the early 1900s and today has a leading presence in several industries ranging from cement to tyres and textiles.

With an annual grey cement capacity of 10.5 Mt. and a grey cement capacity expansion by 4.5 Mt. under progress, JK Cement is one of the leading cement manufacturers in India. It is also one of the two major players in the white cement market in the country with an annual capacity of 0.6 Mt. The Company also owns and operates a white cement plant in the UAE which has an annual capacity of 0.6 Mt. Thus, the company’s aggregate annual white cement capacity is 1.2 Mt.

JK cement was one of the first cement producers to install a Waste Heat Recovery plant in India and has repeatedly won awards for its environmental and sustainability management.

“It is deeply encouraging to see the magnitude of change around us, as the Government of India is driving large-scale infrastructure programmes across sectors such as real estate, ports, roadways and energy. We believe it is an exciting time for us to contribute to the nation’s progress and we are growing capacities, expanding reach, improving operational efficiencies and strengthening the reputation and recall of our brand”, said Mr. Yadupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director at JK Cement.

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